Providing resources and trai­ning in the practices and tools of the digital humanities


(Note: Full workshop descriptions will be posted soon.)

Thursday, September 24th
Location: Watson Library

9:00am - Noon
Watson 455
Data for Humanists: An Introduction to Digital Humanities Data and Visualization 
Pam Lach
1pm - 5pm
​Watson 419
Introduction to GIS for Humanists
Stephen Ford


Friday, September 25th
Concurrent Workshops, Poster Session, Keynote Talk
Location: Watson Library

Track 1

9:00am - noon
Watson 455

Creating Literary and Linguistic Annotation / advanced beginner level XML annotation
David Birnbaum & Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox

1pm - 4pm
​Watson 455
Using Literary and Linguistic Annotation Once You've Created It / XSLT and XPATH
David Birnbaum & Jeffrey Rydberg-Cox

Track 2

9:00am - 11:00am
​Watson 503
UNIX for Poets Or: How to Get the Most Out of Your Mac
Sandra Kuebler & Heike Zinsmeister
11:00am - 1:00pm
​Watson 503
Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Protocols for Access: Mukurtu CMS
Kim Christen Withey
2:00pm - 4:00pm
​Watson 503
Networked Tools for Digital Visualization with Undergraduates
Anita Say Chan


4:00pm - 5:00pm
​Watson 3 West
Poster Session and Reception
(*see below for list of posters and presenters)
5:00pm - 6:00pm
​Watson 3 West
Keynote Talk: Decolonizing archival practice and diversifying the historical record through post-custodial human rights archiving​
T-Kay Sangwand
Human Rights Archivist, University of Texas Libraries, Human Rights Documentation Initiative​


Saturday, September 26th
Keynote Talks, Papers, Panel Sessions
Location: Hall Center for the Humanities

8:30 - 9:00 Sign-in, Coffee & Pastries
9:00 - 10:00


Keynote Talk: "Push Pause: Slowing down digital humanities practices​"
Kim Christen Withey
Director of the Digital Technology and Culture Program and Co-Director of the Center for Digital Schoarlship and Curation.

10:00 - 10:30

A Postcolonial Reading of (Digital) Archival Structure*
Dhanashree Thorat (University of Florida)

*Winner of Best Student Paper award!

10:30 - 11:00 The Archive Gap: the Digital Humanities and the Western Canon
Amardeep Singh (Lehigh University)
11:00 - 11:15 -- Break --
11:15 - 11:45 Visualizing History: The Malone Community Center: A Platform for the Malone Community to Rediscover their History
Jennifer Isasi and Alex Kinnaman (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
11:45 - 12:15 Take Back the Narrative: Rethinking the History of Diverse Digital Humanities
Amy Earhart (Texas A&M University)
12:15 - 1:15 -- Lunch --
1:15 - 2:00

Panel Session:

Up in Arms: The Collision of Intellectual Property and Collaborative Practices
Rachel Mann (University of South Carolina)

The More the Merrier: Tapping into the Power of Librarians to Collaborate on Undergraduate Digital Humanities Assignments
Stewart Varner (University of North Carolina)

Overlapping Hierarchies: Academic Libraries and Digital Humanities
Andrew Rouner (Washington University in St. Louis)

2:00 - 2:30 Performing archives: sensitive data, social justice, and the performative frame
Jacqueline Wernimont (Arizona State University)
2:30 - 3:00 The computer-assisted identification of meter and rhyme: How Russian is not English
David Birnbaum (University of Pittsburgh)
3:00 - 3:15 -- Break --
3:15 - 4:15

Panel Session

Digital Cuba: Problems and Possibilities
Jonathan Dettman (University of Nebraska-Kearney)

Critical Making, Platform Politics and Open Source in the Study of Digital Artworks
Andy Stuhl (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Decolonizing Digital Humanities: Africa in Perspective
Titilola Babalola Aiyegbusi (University of Lethbridge )

eLaboraHd: Project of Digital Experimentation
Adriana Álvarez and Miriam Peña (National University Autonomous of Mexico (UNAM))

4:15 - 5:15

Closing Keynote: "Networking Peripheries: Technological Futures, Digital Memory and the Myth of Digital Universalism"
Anita Say Chan
Assistant Research Professor of Communications, University of Illinois

*Poster Session
Friday, September 25th, 4pm
Location: Watson Library 3 West

Amerika Monogatari: Digitally Reconstructing Nagai Kafu’s American Years, and Connecting
Kafu to “Diasporic” Japanese Literature

Ryuta Komaki (Washington University in St. Louis)

Beauty as a Bridge to NodeXL
Shalin Hai-Jew (Kansas State University)

DH Practicum Course: An Argument for the Relevance of Digital Humanities Beyond the University
Jeri Dobos, Joseba Moreno (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Open Collections of Outsider Art: Bypassing the Publisher and Museum
Eric Saxon (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Unix for Poets Digital Humanists
Sandra Kuebler (Indiana University), Heike Zinsmeister (University of Hamburg)

Directory of DH Scholars

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